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Asset Tracking: Market Opportunities in the Era of LPWA

Asset tracking solutions have evolved from processing asset tracking data periodically in batches to near-real-time through the integration of hardware, software, and processes. A number of industries have adopted IoT-based asset tracking using Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Network connectivity technologies to derive valuable insights to deliver more efficient operations.

This report analyzes the asset tracking market, which includes location tracking of stationary or slow-moving assets. This analysis includes asset tracking solutions where location tracking as an application is the entry point for solution providers to offer other value-added monitoring of environmental conditions, such as light, temperature, humidity, pressure, altitude, etc.

The report introduces different connectivity technologies which includes both short-range wireless and Wide area network technologies but focuses on Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) network technologies that are seen as popular WAN connectivity choices to connect battery powered sensor devices used for geolocation and asset tracking solutions. The report analyzes LPWA network technology adoption in 5 key vertical industries namely Logistics, Manufacturing, Construction & Facilities Management, Retail, Life sciences and Healthcare. The report also provides Total Addressable Market (TAM) and LPWA network connection forecasts by technology for 11 asset types which is segmented by LPWA network connectivity requirement. The assets covered in the report are as follows-

  1. Pallets
  2. Intermodal Containers
  3. Power Tools rentals
  4. Motorized Fishing Boats
  5. Industrial Equipment Rentals
  6. Travel Luggage
  7. Rail Cars
  8. Shared Bikes
  9. Pedelecs
  10. Parcels
  11. Hospital Patient Transport Equipment

 

Table of Contents

  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Overview of Geolocation Technologies
    • 1.2. Short-Range Wireless Network Technologies
    • 1.3. Wide Area Network Technologies
  • 2. VERTICAL INDUSTRY ADOPTION
    • 2.1. Logistics Companies
    • 2.2. Manufacturing Industry
    • 2.3. Construction and Facilities Management
    • 2.4. Retail Industry
    • 2.5. Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry
  • 3. MAPPING ASSET TRACKING USE CASES BY CONNECTIVITY NETWORK COVERAGE
    • 3.1. Global Network
    • 3.2. Regional Networks
    • 3.3. Citywide/Neighborhood Area Networks
    • 3.4. Campus and Intra-Campus Networks
  • 4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS